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Growing tourism sector

UTB strengthens marketing and quality of service Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Tourism Board is gearing up regulating tourism facilities, travel agents and tourist guides countrywide to support growth of the sector. In an interview with The Independent on Oct.15 at Protea Hotel during the agency’s quarterly media …

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Kadaga slams tourism board for snubbing miss tourism pageant

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has expressed displeasure with Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) over its failure to facilitate the Miss Tourism Uganda for the International competition in Malaysia.   Kadaga said that the Board’s action was disadvantaging the promotion of Uganda’s tourism sector and frustrating …

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Uganda drops six places in latest Tourism Competitiveness Index rankings

❇ TTCI Rankings 2019 ❇ In 2015 ➡ 114 ❇ In 2017 ➡106 ❇ In 2019 ➡112 👉Visitor arrivals 1,402,400 👉 Inbound receipts $937.3 million 👉Receipts per arrival $668 Top African countries 🇲🇺 Mauritius 54 🇿🇦 South Africa 61 🇸🇨 Seycheles 62 🇪🇬 Egypt 65 🇲🇦 Morocco 66 🇳🇦 Namibia 81 🇰🇪 Kenya 82 🇹🇳 Tunisia 85 …

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UTB to license tour guides

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has embarked on a drive to license tour guides all over the country. The drive involves offering free hospitality lectures to all tour guides and also meeting stakeholders like tourism police and tourism officers on how best they can enforce …

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Uganda explores dark tourism potential

Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has identified dark tourism as a product it believes will not only help diversify Uganda’s tourism product offerings but also help the younger generation understand the journey of their country. Kampala, Uganda | The Independent | Dark tourism is one that involves travel to places historically …

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Kidnap in the park

American tourist rescued; experts call for Crisis Management Unit Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The kidnap of an American tourist and a guide in the Queen Elizabeth National Park in early April spread jitters across Uganda’s tourism industry. Kimberley Sue Endecott, was one of three guests on an evening …

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Tourists raise safety queries on Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A number of international tourists have raised concern about their safety while in Ugandan national parks. This follows the kidnap of US tourist Kimberly Sue Endecott from Queen Elizabeth National Park recently. Kimberly was kidnapped by four gunmen alongside a Ugandan tour guide, Jean-Paul …

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Which way, Uganda Tourism Board?

COMMENT | By Amos Wekesa | Yesterday evening at Sheraton Hotel, Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) old guards officially handed over power to the new guards…… While sitting at the back with fellow tour operators ,I listened to different speeches. Some speeches were good, others just okay but looks like no one wanted …

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